The wheel cover demands a unique balance of properties. A key requirement is that it must present a pleasing appearance, with no warping. The paint-baking process requires an ability to handle high temperatures. To keep its functionality, the part must maintain stiffness to resist the clamping spring and yet hold its shape. In use, the wheel cover must deflect minor impacts.
Ascend’s Vydyne R220 is ideal for this application because of its superior balance of properties. These properties guarantee a part that meets the demanding painting and bake environment while maintaining an outstanding appearance. The Ascend automotive team supported the development of wheel covers by employing years of automotive experience to create optimal parts for most major automakers.
Vydyne® R220 is a 40% mineral reinforced Nylon 66 resin formulated for improved impact strength. Also available in black as R228. It is an injection molding grade formulated to retain the inherent processing advantages of unreinforced Nylon 66 while enhancing rigidity, strength, and heat resistance. Vydyne® R220/R228 maintains the chemical resistance typical of nylon to a wide variety of chemicals, gasoline, oils, greases, and solvents.
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